Best procedure for full backup of live system
wblock at wonkity.com
Thu Oct 15 04:03:26 UTC 2009
On Wed, 14 Oct 2009, Nerius Landys wrote:
> My question is, what is the recommended procedure of taking a full
> backup on a live system? Ideally, if my hard drive were to crash, I
> would like to have such a backup so as to make it possible to copy
> over the entire backup to a new identical harddrive without doing any
> reinstall or configuration. Should I use tar/gzip? dump? What exact
> command should I use?
dump(8) with the -L option will take a snapshot of a live filesystem and
then back that up.
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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